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College Possible Receives Inaugural Evergreen National Education Prize

Charlottesville, Va., Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over 70 groundbreaking organizations from across the country submitted applications this summer for the inaugural Evergreen National Education Prize, all of whom are seeking to elevate our nation’s low-income youth to postsecondary and workforce success. Earlier this week, at an event featuring education and philanthropic leaders from around the country, the Evergreen Prize judge committee announced that College Possible received the first-ever Evergreen National Education Prize.

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Danielle Peacock
Moving the needle on success for low-income students

Originally published at The Houston Chronicle

Thousands of organizations work hard to ensure low-income students, who are considered economically disadvantaged based on federal income thresholds, gain access to and complete a postsecondary education. Some organizations help low-income youth navigate the burdensome financial aid process. Others provide mentors who support students academically, socially and emotionally. All work to overcome decades of persistent, widening inequalities in postsecondary outcomes. Despite these laudable efforts, we know very little about which organizations are having a positive impact. And we know even less about which organizations have the capacity to scale their model beyond the communities they serve.

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Danielle Peacock